Travel Team Uniform Preview

SoCal Volleyball Club is an Under Armour powered club in Santa Barbara! Our players will be wearing Under Armour uniforms for the next club season, and our San Diego gym is equipped as well! Under Armour has supplied the gym with new net tape, as well as, banners that read "Protect This House." We [...]

By | 2017-10-11T19:12:33+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Travel Team Uniform Preview

Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn on the Volleyball Court

“Playing volleyball teaches you a number of lessons that are applicable to life both on and off the court. Volleyball is an amazing game with lots of little subtleties to it that make it really enjoyable to watch, especially once you know what’s going on. I’ve played volleyball almost my whole life, and still play [...]

By | 2017-10-05T07:31:50+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn on the Volleyball Court

How to Stand Out at Tryouts (in a Good Way!)

U12-U14 Girl's Travel Tryouts are THIS WEEKEND, and no matter what year you are, or how secure you feel, you need to pull out all of the stops at tryouts. Volleyball is becoming an increasingly competitive sport, and here’s are some helpful tips for you to put your best foot forward at tryouts. Good [...]

By | 2017-10-03T07:55:28+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on How to Stand Out at Tryouts (in a Good Way!)

“Joint Effort”

“You’re not alone in an examining room, anxiously awaiting the results of your MRI. You think back to how the injury occurred, blocking your best friend in practice. The doctor comes in and delivers the sobering news, “You have ruptured your ACL, which will require reconstructive surgery and keep you off the court for the [...]

By | 2017-09-07T08:57:38+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Joint Effort”

“Changing Positions: Embracing the Change”

“School seasons have begun, with which comes inevitable change. Changes in teammates, coaching staff, opponents, team dynamics, abilities, and roles on the team. For some, there can be seemingly larger change, your position. Oftentimes, the outlook of playing a new position can be slightly negative, so let’s examine the positives behind a position change and [...]

By | 2017-09-07T08:13:09+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “Changing Positions: Embracing the Change”

5 Essential Nutrition Tips for Volleyball Players

A big part of getting players to perform their best is making sure they’re eating the right things at the right time. Experts will tell you that eating and drinking is as much a part of playing good volleyball as fitness training and practicing skills. Not surprisingly, the Penn State women’s team, which won the [...]

By | 2017-08-24T07:51:29+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on 5 Essential Nutrition Tips for Volleyball Players

“Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction, says London School of Economics”

“People who are still choosing which sport to take up this January should pick something that involves a team, a new study suggests. Researchers from the London School of Economics found that by playing sport in a team participants not only gain the health benefits of exercise, but can boost long-term happiness. In the study of 459 athletes those in teams reported being [...]

By | 2017-08-16T08:29:33+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction, says London School of Economics”

The 7 Secret Traits Of Enduring Champions

“I am amazed and heartened by the responses I have received from all over the world to my recent article, “Why You Should Fill Your Company With ‘Athletes’.” Clearly the world contains a lot of champion “athletes” and champion thinkers, whether or not they are involved in competitive sports. The discussions the article has spurred [...]

By | 2017-08-03T09:10:35+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 7 Secret Traits Of Enduring Champions

“4 Differences Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball”–Shannon Fiack

“Thinking of switching surfaces this summer? If volleyball is your game, try changing your environment while still playing a sport you love. Before you trade in the hard court for the hot sand, here are four things to keep in mind as you transition from indoor volleyball to the beach. Beach Volleyball Beginner Tip #1: [...]

By | 2017-07-13T09:39:12+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Beach, Learning the Game, Lifestyle|Comments Off on “4 Differences Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball”–Shannon Fiack

Community-minded Coach, Todd Shea, joins SoCal VBC Santa Barbara!

          Local coach Todd Shea is joining our stellar SoCal Volleyball Club Santa Barbara staff. Todd has success playing and coaching teams from novice to the college level. With an approachable and fun coaching style, he drives athletes to achieve change and results. Todd believes that the keys to success lie [...]

By | 2017-06-22T09:29:43+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|New Coach, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Community-minded Coach, Todd Shea, joins SoCal VBC Santa Barbara!